WE ARE OPEN
SENIOR PANTRY HOUR
1:00 - 2:00PM
2:30 - 6:30PM
SATURDAY, JULY 3
11:30AM - 2PM
SATURDAY, JULY 17
Residents of Newton or Brighton
The Centre Street Food Pantry provides families within our community with consistent access to nutritious food in a dignified, sensitive and inclusive environment.
We welcome and serve residents of Newton and our neighbors who live in:
Brighton, Brookline, Needham, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley & West Roxbury
We provide groceries to anyone who lives in a community we serve.
If you need to find food when we are closed you can dial 211 from your phone or click below.
Every month hundreds of volunteers come together to bring food to hundreds more in need.
With your financial support and their hard work we distributed over half a million pounds of food in 2020.
Food insecurity persists.
Our collective work continues.
Take a look at our photo gallery to see us at work!
ALL HOUSEHOLDS RECEIVE PRE-PACKED BAGS OF FRESH PRODUCE, DRY, COLD AND FROZEN FOODS
SENIOR (65+) HOUSEHOLDS OF 1-2 PEOPLE MAY CHOOSE THEIR COLD AND FROZEN FOODS IF THEY VISIT DURING THE TUESDAY SENIOR HOUR.
ALL HOUSEHOLDS MAY RECEIVE GROCERIES ONCE A MONTH.
IF YOU LIVE IN NEWTON OR BRIGHTON AND CANNOT VISIT OUR PANTRY, GROCERY DELIVERY IS POSSIBLE ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH TO A LIMITED NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS. IF YOU WISH TO BE ADDED TO OUR DELIVERY LIST, PLEASE EMAIL US AND PROVIDE YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER, CITY AND FAMILY SIZE.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR A REFERRAL SIGNATURE OR INCOME ELIGIBILITY AT THIS TIME.
We have already distributed 20,000 bags of food to residents of the communities we serve.
We have recorded nearly 4,000 shopping visits.
The last Tuesday in May, 190 different households came to our doors and we provided food for over 600 people.
While we receive donations from vendor partners and specific foods are free, funded by the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP), every week we purchase fresh produce, dairy or eggs, grocery items, diapers and personal care products.
Local families greatly appreciate what they receive.
Kids Need Food This Summer
YOU CAN HELP!
We give all families with children a "Kids Club" bag with extra food that kids love to eat.
Half of all children who receive a subsidized school lunch are food insecure at home.